Welcome to Learn Carnatic Music – An Attempt to Explain Carnatic Music basics in Plain Language!
What do you think when you hear the phrase Carnatic Music theory?
Does the image of charts containing raga names or some complex Tala calculations? If your perception of the Carnatic music theory is close to these ideas, this website will be a surprise for you.
Learn Carnatic Music is organized on a lighter note to learn the nitty-gritty of Carnatic music in a fun and interesting way. It’s a delightful musical journey. A basic theory of music will help you to relish what you are singing.
Whom this website for
Learn Carnatic Music is intended for those who want to learn Carnatic music basics.
You may be an absolute beginner or lover of Carnatic music who want to learn to appreciate the nuances of Carnatic music. In both cases, this website is an ideal platform to gain the basics of Carnatic music.
How this website is Organized
Learn Carnatic Music is organized in different sections and each section is based around a particular aspect of music.
Carnatic Music Basics segment covers the basics of Carnatic music theory.
Biography segment throws light on the life history of great composers and great masters, the pillars of Carnatic music
Carnatic Music Lessons segment covers Lyrics, Notations, and Audios
Carnatic Music for Kids teaches simple songs for kids
Kids corner and Snippets reveal of the fun aspects of music.
Blog section comes with tips and practical advice for the beginners.
A Little Background on Carnatic Music
Indian Classical Music has two main systems, North Indian Classical Music, and South Indian Classical Music. The North Indian music is called Hindustani and the South Indian counterpart is referred as Carnatic music.
Carnatic music is one of the most ancient systems of music and its history dating back to the age of the Vedas. Devotional content is an important element of Carnatic Music which is imbued with emotion and the spirit of improvisation. Improvisation is the uniqueness of Indian music. With the imagination and the creativity, a great artist can communicate and instill in his listener the mood of the Ragas.
The basic form is a monophonic song with improvised variations. The basis of Carnatic music is the system of ragas (melodic scales) and talas (rhythmic cycles).
The most important specialty of Carnatic music is its highly devotional element. The concept of the compositions is set entirely against a devotional outline. Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Shyama Shastri, the three saint composers of the 19th century, have composed thousands of krithis that remain fresh among musicians and rasikas.
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